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  1. Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes for Type 1 Cure

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be a step toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers say they've developed a large-scale method for turning human embryonic stem cells into fully functioning beta cells capable of producing insulin. Type 1 di

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  2. Screen Everyone Over 45 for Diabetes: U.S. Task Force

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, a U.S. task force has recommended. "For people with abnormal blood sugar, changes in their lifestyle, such as eating healthier

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  3. Study Compares Type 1 Diabetes Insulin Regimens

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with type 1 diabetes, long-acting insulin may be a better treatment choice than intermediate-acting insulin, a new review of the data suggests. "Different types of insulin are used to manage type 1 diabetes with ins

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  4. Weekly Diabetes Drugs: FAQs

    Sept. 26, 2014 -- The recent FDA approval of Trulicity (dulaglutide), an injectable type 2 diabetes drug, gives people a third option when it comes to once-a-week diabetes medication. The agency approved Bydureon (exenatide) in 2012 and Tanzeum (albiglutide) earlier this year. About 26 million peopl

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  5. Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the type 2 diabetes epidemic is commonly linked to being overweight or obese, excess weight isn't the only factor driving the trend, new research suggests. In just the past few months, at least three new studie

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  6. Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may increase your risk for diabetes, a new study suggests. But the finding seems to depend on your job. Researchers examined data from prior studies involving more than 222,000 men and women in the U

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  7. Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall adult diabetes rates appear to have leveled off during the past four years in the United States, in stark contrast to the two decades prior, which saw a doubling of the chronic disease, according to a new feder

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  8. Diabetes Drug May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests. The researchers cautioned

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  9. Weekly Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Drug Approved

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new type 2 diabetes drug, Trulicity, on Thursday. Trulicity is part of a class of once-a-week injectable drugs that help manage blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 dia

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  10. Blood Sugar Control, Strokes, and Diabetes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce

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